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Dennis L. Harry, PhD.


Professor Geosciences

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-2714   Office: 310 Natural Resources Building

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Geosciences

Areas of Interest

 HydrogeophysicsNear Surface Geophysics


Dr. Dennis Harry is the Edward M. Warner Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Harry earned his Ph.D. in geophysics from The University of Texas at Dallas, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in geophysics from Texas A&M University. He did his post-doctoral work at Rice University before accepting a faculty appointment at The University of Alabama, which he held until he joined CSU in 2003. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Harry worked as an exploration geophysicist for the Atlantic Richfield Exploration Company. He teaches Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers, Applied Geophysics, Subsurface Geophysical Mapping, and Plate Tectonics. Dr. Harry's research is split between geodynamic studies of continental rift systems and rifted continental margins, and on near surface geophysical studies of aquifer systems and fluvial depositional systems. In these studies, Dr. Harry collaborates closely with colleagues in the CSU Department of Geosciences to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to science. Current areas of research involve studies of the West Antarctica and Gulf of Mexico rift systems, development of microgravity methods to assess changes in groundwater storage, and near surface characterization of fluvial systems in the Rocky Mountains, High Plains, and Mohave Desert.